Posted 6 years ago on Sept. 25, 2013, 11:28 a.m. EST by MarkinEngland
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5th Nov - Blank Banners / White Flags / Armbands
As it is a global day, to get beyond V for Vendetta /masks one idea is to link it to a colour white, as a uniting emblem eg the suggestion for white as a global symbol of peace anti-war. Turkish solidarity protests recently used white and of course it is good for anti-war / imperialism.
White armbands could become a potent symbol of the movement - see eg
Two thousand years ago, a Roman Senator suggested that all slaves wear white armbands to better identify them. "No," said a wiser Senator. "If they see how many of them there are, they may revolt."
See also http://www.whiteflag.info which is a web-site written by a supporter of the Spanish indignados
Also white is the symbol of the Nigerian people's movement against Shell and other corporates plundering in the Niger Delta and also it signifies the Russian democracy movement. All colours together make white
Blank banners / placards can also symbolise a new start / blank canvas for the writing / drawing of the new society.
This is not to say we cannot call for and use flags of all colours but perhaps they should be plain (to avoid sectarian symbols etc) and perhaps with white in the majority and foregrounded ( for the above reasons as the symbol of truce between nations, peace, surrender to the power of love - while at the same time we stand, up for justice, community, freedom and dignity the world over.
Nov 5th actions planned worldwide http://millionmaskmarch.org/locations http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/opvendetta-millionmaskmarch-nov5th-2013/